Saturday, January 19th, 2019

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        Beef Fest Bonanza

Beef Fest Bonanza



The Deep Creek Ruritan Club recently held their 40th annual Beef Fest at Isaak Walton Park in the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake. This year's attendance numbered over 1000, a record for the event. Guests enjoyed the sunny day and feasted on Texas-style barbequed beef. All proceeds from the event will benefit the club's community service projects.


Vice Chair of the Serving Committee Ben Tiner

Serving Committee Chairperson Nikki Keegan

Volunteers Avery Lenahan and Hunter Woodard

Live music provided by This Time Around

Revelers help themselves at the self-serve beer truck

The Shopper Administrative Assistant Connie DiPrima

Jaylen Ward enjoys his very first pony ride

The Inflatable Tiger-Slide, a family favorite

TCCs Jeannie Taylor and grandson enjoy the talents of The Balloon Man

Brian and April Stilwell

Jerry and Donna Britt

Bill Jankosky, left, and Larry Whitten

Monroe Padgett, left, with mom Katie Padgett

From left: Former Ruritan National Director Mike Kirsch, Agent Kathy Kretz, and Marsha Davis of Kathy Kretz Insurance Agency, Inc. were Bronze sponsors

From left: Chris and Michele Edgell with T.J. Stafford

Kat Wiseman, left, and mom Terri Wiseman served plenty of beef sandwiches to hungry guests

Deep Creek Ruritans Event Chairman Bill Robins and President Jeanette Canterbury Sawyer drawing for the many raffle prizes

Kari Higginbotham, left, and B. Culpepper

From left: Rodney Quick, Chris Stevans, and Peter Surina were soldiers dressed for the Civil War display

Deep Creek Ruritan President Jeanette Canterbury Sawyer

Event Chairman Bill Robins and Deep Creek Ruritan Club President Jeanette Canterbury Sawyer

Nancy Woods with husband Chesapeake School Board Member Michael Woods

From left: Deputy Aldridge, Deep Creek Ruritan Joe Gargaro, Mayor Alan Krasnoff, and Jesse Hines of the Isaak Walton League

Kari Frugard and son Kameron Baker

Joe Kloock and Mary Stanek

From left: Chesapeake Police Officer Curtis, Retired Portsmouth Fire Captain Rabbit Young, and Chesapeake Sheriffs Deputies Riddick and Noriega

From left: Chris Davis, Shannan St. Hilaire, and Trey Wright

From left: Nick and Michelle Thrift, Skip Ferebee, and Sheryl Turner

Wes Suter and Southside Eyes Kendall Shoemaker